It’s month of July and as every year we need to file our tax returns again for FY 2013-14 (AY 2014-15) by July 31, 2014. And I am sure many of you still might be wondering where to start? Well in this post I would list 6 websites which you can use to file your income tax returns.
I am fan of cleartax.in and I used its service last year.
They have made the process really simple. As most of us get Form 16 online now, you need to upload this Form 16 to the website; it automatically picks the relevant fields from that and fill the income tax return form for you.
You just need to check if all the values are correct and proceed to next. If you want to add some income or exemption which is not in your Form 16, you can add that manually.
Based on your income details, it automatically selects the right IT return form for you. I think this is as easy as it can get especially for people with only salaried and/or interest income.
The best part its FREE.
It also has CA assisted Plans with the following cost structure:
It has 5 plans you can choose from.
If the salary/pension income is less than Rs 5 lakhs and there is no tax due or refund then the filing is free, otherwise the prices varies from Rs 299 to Rs 1,499.
There are also some value added services priced as below:
I think except for the “review by an Expert” other services are not worth it.
The price for e-filing on TaxSpanner.com varies from Rs 449 to Rs 4,499. It too has help from Tax expert at a price.
The charges for e-filing your tax returns varies from Rs 181 to Rs 524 depending on the income sources.
If the salary/pension income is less than Rs 5 lakhs and there is no tax due or refund then the filing is free, otherwise the price is Rs 500.
There are also charges fro Value added services as follows:
This is the official income tax Website where you can Login and e-file your income tax returns. The website is free to use but new users might find it complicated and confusing.
The advantage is you need not share your data with any third party websites. You can never be sure of the data security no matter what other websites claim.
Some other websites:
7. MyTaxCafe.com – The e-filing is free for Senior citizens for others its Rs 145
8. H&RBlock.in – Its free if you self file your returns. For CA assisted plan its Rs 999
9. EasyitFiling.com – The e-filing charges are Rs 249
10. Taxchanakya.com – The e-filing charges start from Rs 150 for Silver Plan
11. www.merataxreturn.com – The e-filing costs Rs 299+ Service tax for Individuals
I personally use ClearTax.in to e-file my Income Tax returns and I find the site very easy to use. But if you have time and understand the application on Income Tax Website, you should use that.
Which website are You using for e-filing your Tax returns? A short review about the site You have used in Comment Section would also be very helpful for everyone. So please go ahead and Share your thoughts!